Ahead of the release of two exciting new Volkswagen models – the Golf GTI and ID.3 – the UK motoring media has been at the brand’s famous factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, to experience them first-hand.
Among the experts getting behind the wheel were journalists from Top Gear, Autocar, Auto Express and Telegraph Motoring. Motoring journalist and former Fifth Gear presenter Jonny Smith also reviewed the ID.3 for his popular ‘Carpervert’ YouTube channel.
But what were the verdicts? Let’s take a look!
One of the most highly anticipated new cars of 2020, the New Golf GTI offers a top speed of 153mph, a whopping 229HP and acceleration from 0-60 in just 5.9 seconds. No wonder it’s being billed as ‘The Ultimate Hot Hatch’!
Find out more about the new Golf here and read what the experts think of it below…
This all-electric family hatchback is the inaugural model from ID: Volkswagen’s new electric car sub-brand. This characterful five-door EV blends electrifying performance with futuristic design. Take a closer look at the Volkswagen ID.3 here, and read the reviews below…
Autocar: ‘’It’s very mature in a typical VW way: an electric car whose substance of engineering is central to its appeal.’ ★★★★☆
‘A well-balanced chassis setup, impressive range and a reasonable price
wrapped up in a great-looking package. Viewed from this point of view,
the ID.3 truly delivers on its promise to become the Golf of the
electric age.’ ★★★★☆
Top Gear: ‘Inoffensive, well-thought-out and easy to use. So, just like a Golf, but happens to be electric.’ 7/10.
Carpervert (Jonny Smith): ‘This is a very special EV, and one that a lot of people have been waiting for!’